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Nineteen Sixty Nine

1969 Alices Restaurant



Your year is 1969

Living in 1969 – Prices


New House $ 40,000.00
Average income $ 6,500.00
New Car $ 2,000.00-3,750.00
Minimum Wage $ 4.1.60 per hour
Gallon of Gas $ 0.32
Loaf of Bread $ 0.23
Gallon of Milk $ 1.10
Dozen Eggs $ 0.62
Pound of Sugar $ 0.12
Postage Stamp $ 0.06

Deaths in 1969

  1. Dwight D Eisenhower
  2. Joseph P. Kennedy
  3. Jack Kerouac
  4. Judy Garland

1969 Grammy Winners

1.Contemporary Record of the year
a.Mrs. Robinson-Simon & Garfunkel

2.Album of the year
a.Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears

3.Best new Artist
a.Crosby, Stills & Nash

4.Best Contemporary Male Artist
a.Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talking-

5.Best Contemporary Female Artist
a.Peggy Lee – Is that all there?

6.Best Contemporary Group
a.The 5th Dimension – Aquarius / Let the sunshine in

7.Best Rhythm & Blues Song
a.Color him Father

8.Best Soul/Gospel Song
a.Edwin Hawkins – Oh Happy Day

9.Best Comedy Album
a.Bill Cosby – Bill Cosby

10.Best Country song
a.Johnny Cash – Boy named Sue

11.Best Original Score
Burt Bacharach – Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

1969 Emmy Winners

  1. Dramatic Series – Marcus Welby MD
  2. Leading Actor in a Drama – Robert Young, Marcus Welby MD
  3. Leading Actress in a Drama – Susan Hampshire – The Forsyte Saga
  4. Supporting Actor in a Drama – James Brolin – Marcus Welby MD
  5. Supporting Actress in a Drama – Gail Fisher – Mannix
  6. Outstanding new Series – Room 222
  7. Outstanding Comedy Series – My World and Welcome to it.
  8. Lead Actor in a Comedy – William Windom – My World and Welcome to it.
  9. Lead Actress in a Comedy – Hope Lange – The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
  1. Supporting Actor in a Comedy – Michael Constantine – Room 222 Trivia –  – What was his character’s name & Job? Answer –          – Principal Seymour Kaufman
  2. Supporting Actress in a Comedy   – Karen Valentine – Room 222 Trivia – – What was her name and job? Answer –  – Student Teacher, Alice Johnson
  3. Outstanding Variety or Musical Series – The David Frost Show

1969 Oscar

1.Movie – Midnight Cowboy
2.Best Actor – John Wayne in True Grit
3.Best Actress – Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
4.Musical Score – Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid- Burt Bacharach

Music News

2 Famous concerts took place in 1969 (one on each coast of these Great United States)
Rolling Stones were in Concert in Altamont California, where the Hell’s Angels hired as
Security Guards stabbed fan to death.

August 15-17th, 1969

“Woodstock Music and Art Festival” – Held at Max Yasgur’s Dairy Farm in Bethel N.Y.

Performers included: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Country Joe & the Fish, Sly and the Family Stone, & Ten Years After.

Also in 1969 David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” debuts
After 8 years Elvis is back performing live in Las Vegas, His songs “In the
Ghetto” and “Suspicious Minds” both go to #1 this year.
April 22nd, 1969 The first complete performance of The Who’s Rock Concert
TOMMY” is performed in Dalton England.
May 10th, 1969 The Turtles perform at the White House. Singer Mark Volman falls off stage 5 times.
June 2nd, 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono host a “BED IN” at the Queen
Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal Canada and record “Give Peace a
Chance” … also, staying in the room with them are Tommy
Smothers and Timothy Leary (just to name a couple)
August 9th, 1969 Sharon Tate and guests are murdered by Charles Mason and “his Family.”
October 14th, 1969 Diana Ross and the Supremes release “Some Day We’ll be Together” …The single becomes their final #1, and is also the
final #1 song for the decade Black Sabbath becomes a group in Birmingham, England

October 23, 1956, is a day that will live forever in the annals of free men and nations. It was a day of courage, conscience and triumph. No other day since history began has shown more clearly the eternal unquenchability of man’s desire to be free, whatever the odds against success, whatever the sacrifice required.

– John F Kennedy
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1969 Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid Paul Newman Robert Redford

Top 100 Songs For 1969


1. Aquarius Fifth Dimension, The
2. Sugar, Sugar Archies, The
3. I Can’t Get Next To You Temptations, The
4. Honky Tonk Women Rolling Stones, The
5. Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations, The
6. Dizzy Tommy Roe
7. Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & the Family Stone
8. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again Tom Jones
9. Everyday People Sly & the Family Stone
10. Get Together Youngbloods, The
11. One Three Dog Night
12. Crystal Blue Persuasion Tommy James & the Shondells
13. Hair Cowsills, The
14. Too Busy Thinking about My Baby Marvin Gaye
15. Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
16. Crimson and Clover Tommy James & the Shondells
17. Grazin’ In the Grass Friends of Distinction
18. Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
19. Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) Jr. Walker & The All Stars

  1. It’s Your Thing Isley Brothers, The
  2. Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
  3. Jean Oliver
  4. Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
  5. Get Back Beatles, The
  6. In The Year 2525 Zager & Evans
  7. Spinning Wheel Blood, Sweat & Tears
  8. Baby, I Love You Andy Kim
  9. Going in Circles Friends Of Distinction
  10. Hurt So Bad Lettermen, The
  11. Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival
  12. My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
  13. Easy To Be Hard Three Dog Night
  14. Baby It’s You Smith
  15. In The Ghetto Elvis Presley
  16. A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
  17. Baby, Baby Don’t Cry Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  18. Only the Strong Survive Jerry Butler
  19. Time of the Season Zombies, The
  20. Wedding Bell Blues Fifth Dimension, The
1969 Easy Rider.peter Fonda Dennis Hopper Scaled
1969 Midnight Cowboy John Voight Dustine Hoffman 1
  1. Little Woman Bobby Sherman
  2. Love (Can Make You Happy) Mercy
  3. Good Morning Starshine Oliver
  4. These Eyes Guess Who, The
  5. You’ve made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat & Tears
  6. Put A Little Love in Your Heart Jackie DeShannon
  7. Do Your Thing Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
  8. I’d Wait a Million Years Grass Roots, The
  9. Touch Me Doors, The
  10. More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Staircase
  11. I’ve Gotta Be Me Sammy Davis Jr.
  12. Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
  13. Atlantis Donovan
  14. Traces Dennis Yost & the Classics IV
  15. It’s Getting Better Mama Cass Elliot
  16. This Magic Moment Jay & the Americans
  17. Run Away Child, Running Wild Temptations, The
  18. Hawaii Five-O Ventures, The
  19. Galveston Glen Campbell
  20. I’m Gonna Make You Mine Lou Christie
  1. Gitarzan Ray Stevens
  2. Can I Change My Mind Tyrone Davis
  3. Time Is Tight Booker T & the MG’s
  4. This Girl’s In Love with You Dionne Warwick
  5. Color Him Father Winstons, The
  6. Black Pearl Sonny Charles & the Checkmates Ltd.
  7. Indian Giver 1910 Fruitgum Company
  8. Mother Popcorn (Part I) James Brown
  9. Twenty-five Miles Edwin Starr
  10. Things I’d Like To Say New Colony Six
  11. When I Die Motherlode
  12. That’s the Way Love Is Marvin Gaye
  13. Everybody’s Talkin’ Nilsson
  14. Worst That Could Happen Brooklyn Bridge
  15. Chokin’ Kind Joe Simon
  16. Smile a Little Smile for Me Flying Machine
  17. Polk Salad Annie Tony Joe White
  18. Ruby Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
  19. Games People Play Joe South
  20. You Showed Me Turtles, The
1969 Easy Rider.peter Fonda Dennis Hopper 2
1969 True Grit John Wayne Glen Cambell Kim Darby
  1. Come Together Beatles, The
  2. Oh, What A Night Dells, The
  3. Something Beatles, The
  4. This Girl Is A Woman Now Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
  5. Tracy Cuff Links, The
  6. Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon Paul Revere & the Raiders
  7. I’m Gonna Make You Love Me Diana Ross & The Supremes
  8. I Heard It through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
  9. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ Crazy Elephant
  10. Hang ‘Em High Booker T & the MG’s
  11. Your Good Thing (Is About To End) Lou Rawls
  12. Baby I’m For Real Originals, The
  13. Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins Singers, The
  14. Love Me Tonight Tom Jones
  15. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man Bob Seger
  16. Laughing Guess Who, The
  17. My Whole World Ended (You Left Me) David Ruffin
  18. Soul Deep Box Tops, The
  19. Hooked On a Feeling B.J. Thomas
  20. Sweet Cream Ladies Box Tops, The

1969 In Pictures



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